The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.
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I didn't mind Kick-Ass 2, but knowing damn well that half of the stuff in the book wouldn't make it to the movie my expectations were low. Jim Carrey was good for as brief as his role was. The violence was fun but the thing between Kick-Ass & Hit Girl towards the end was weird. Uneven and slightly bi-polar but kind of fun.
It was kind of fun, but it's not like the first one because the shit got pretty old pretty fast. And it's dumbed down. And Jim Carrey only has an extended cameo. Chloë Grace Moretz carries the whole film, but her high school subplot was unnecessary.
A good bit of fun, as expected, but with a higher bodycount and more graphic violence than anticipated. The first film's violence felt motivated and cartoonish, whereas in the sequel it felt a little too graphic - enough that its confused point ("revenge is bad, maybe?") felt undermined. Despite this, some great moments and great characters were brought to life. It's also nice to support the Canadian film industry.
The first film was so much better. This one.. Although it started off decently, soon went downhill, and I think Dave's father's death was the worst they could have done to the plot, because from there onwards everything wa cheesy, sloppy, silly, and impossible to take seriously.
This is not the total disaster that common consensus confirms. It continues the outrageous comedy of the original and still cares about the characters. The satire is unfortunately misguided in places and there are structural issues with the plot (Jim Carrey's heavily marketed performance is pretty much redundant). I would still watch a third one...
Would have loved this movie if I was 10 years old. The execution just wasn't as strong as it was on the first one. Didn't get a lot out of it. Chloe Grace Moretz's character's personal dilemma is just another milked out growing up/maturity theme. Felt uninspired. Still a fan of the fight sequences.
Superhero flicks largely rest on the performance of their villain(s) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse is no Mark Strong. You can see everything coming from a mile away and the original's fun was largely replaced with darkness-for-the-sake-of-darkness. At least Chloë Grace Moretz was still awesome.